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[Pls. Note: This post is an updated version of one published in 2011.] SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW: Nope, we’re not…
This is a stream-of-conscious, pretty random and idiosyncratic list of upcoming (non-MWC) events, commentary, musings...which you might be interested in. It will be updated on an as-needed basis with the most recent addition being the first one that you see.
(Oct 26, 2015): The NYC MARATHON's "first Sunday in November" date puts it on this coming Sunday, November 1st, the morning after Halloween - two big city holidays back-to-back. After the craziness of the end of September this year, all of these events right on top of each other sometimes seems like a bit much, no? ... GLOBAL GOODS PARTNERS, which focuses on developing and selling products made by women in Asia, Africa, and Latin America has some particularly snazzy items this year, definitely worth checking out for off-the-beaten path holiday items (www.globalgoodspartners.org) and helping women in developing areas climb out of poverty, to boot. ... Last week to see FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden and Life at the New York Botanical Garden - closes on November 1st - so if you can sneak up to the Bronx for a last look-see, now's the time. ... Lots of excitement out there about the adoring Tumblr blog all about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, NOTORIOUS RBG (notoriousrbg.tumblr.com ) - a play on a rapper's name - which now has a book out with the same name. If you're an RBG fan - and there are millions! - check out the blog/ book. ... The nearly naked women of Times Square have incorporated, they're now DESNUDAS, Inc. - Wonder if they'll attract venture capital and merchandising deals sometime soon. Probably - this IS New York, after all. ... Have some time and a well-mannered - and very cute - dog? Consider A FAIR SHAKE for Youth (http://www.afairshakeforyouth.org) a program which trains and brings owner/ dog teams to middle schools, including those in some of the most under-served communities in the city, to help young people build empathy, self-esteem and reduce bullying. It works. ... The NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY MAP is sacrosanct to many New Yorkers and any alterations to it make people nuts - especially after the famous, minimalist version produced by Vignelli Associates in 1972!. Tomorrow night (Oct 27), a bunch of map experts and afficianados will gather at Cooper Union and discuss some new map ideas, including this one developed by Finnish designer Tommi Moilanen (Click Here) which is halfway between the Vignelli version and the current more literal one. ... Yes, Halloween is this coming SATURDAY night - which means there's even more going on than if it were a week-night. And plenty of people to come into the city for all of it. Zombie crawls, Halloween Howl Dog Parades, Haunted House Tours and Hayrides ... and, of course, the 42nd ANNUAL VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE with the theme "Shine A Light" from 7-11pm, starting north of Spring Street and going up Sixth Avenue to 16th Street - or you can put on a costume and join the parade by getting to Sixth Avenue and Canal Street in the early part of the evening.
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